Asteroid Apophis could hit earth Friday, April 13, 2029
Buzzle.com reported hat scientists are 99.7% sure that Apophis, a huge pockmarked rock that carries the energy of about 65,000 Hiroshima bombs will pass Earth's sight. Just after dusk on April 13, 2029, people in Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia will be able to see this asteroid through the sky.
The asteroid will have enough power to wipe out a small country or form a 800-ft. tsunami. Scientists believe that the most likely target will be several thousand miles off the West Coast of the United States, and would create a 5-mile wide crater in the ocean floor.
If the asteroid passes a distance of 18,893 miles, it could pull off track and cause it to enter an orbit that is seven-sixths as long as the Earth's orbit. If that happens, then seven years later, when Apophis comes back around, the planet Earth would be in danger. However there is a chance of 45,000 to 1 of that happening.
NASA has decided to wait and see what is going to happen. There is no cause for alarm yet, according to an analysis by Steven Chelsey of the Near Earth Orbit program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Ca.